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July 21, 2017

Texas Kicks Off Emotional Debate Over 'Bathroom Bill' in Special Session

Texas lawmakers opened debate on a so-called 'bathroom bill' with an emotional day of testimony about transgender students' experiences in school and privacy concerns of parents.

July 11, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Will Speak to Group That Backs 'Bathroom Bills'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak at an event for a group that pushes for state-level restrictions on transgender students' access to restrooms and locker rooms and supports so-called "bathroom bills." Sessions previously backed a decision to revoke a federal directive on transgender students

June 16, 2017

Feds on Transgender Student Rights: Put Focus on Bullying, Not Bathrooms

The U.S. Department of Education has directed civil rights investigators to find ways to address transgender students' concerns of harassment and bullying while bypassing complaints about facilities.

June 06, 2017

Transgender Students: Texas to Continue 'Bathroom Bill' Debate in Special Session

Texas lawmakers have struggled to reach an agreement on a so-called "bathroom bill," which would regulate access to school restrooms and locker rooms for transgender students. They will take up the issue in a special session.

May 24, 2017

DeVos Won't Rule Out Vouchers for Schools That Don't Allow LGBT Students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was sharply questioned on federal civil rights enforcement in private schools that receive vouchers during a Wednesday congressional hearing.

May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

May 02, 2017

New York City Requires All Public Schools to Offer Students Single-Stall Restrooms

The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.

April 14, 2017

Feds Drop Lawsuit Over N.C. Law as LGBT Advocates Vow to Continue Fight

Civil rights groups say the replacement for the "bathroom bill" does not eliminate concerns about discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity for the state's residents, including transgender students in its public schools.

April 06, 2017

Transgender Student Gavin Grimm: 'This Case Is Bigger Than Me'

Grimm, who transitioned from female-to-male his freshman year, sued his district after it created a policy that limited bathroom access by biological sex.

April 04, 2017

Transgender-Student Rules Loom Large in Illinois Suburb's School Board Race

The Palatine, Ill., district policy that allows a transgender student to access the girls locker room has dominated its school board race.

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